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Dave Murray07/08/2009 16:59:03
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Hi All,
I've just signed up as I'm setting up a small workshop at home as a new hobby. Can anyone tell me where to source different types of hardwoods for small projects? TV shows always seem to be makng things from walnut, cherry etc and I can't seem to source these locally
Many thanks
Derek Lane07/08/2009 18:31:57
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If you give a rough location of where you are someone may be able to help
Ron Davis07/08/2009 18:51:19
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Hi Dave welcome to the forum, once you get going you will find people give you wood. Look out for scrap furniture, not chip board, and NEVR pass by a skip! Always ask of course but wood is where you find it!
Dave Murray07/08/2009 19:00:53
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I'm in Ayrshire up in the west of Scotland if anyone nows of any hardwood suppliers
Thanks Ron,  I'll start checking out any local skips.
dennis wake07/08/2009 20:16:17
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hi David
   firstly welcome to the it hapens i have just been looking at a site of a fellow scot. this is his web sight .he is called David Mainland and he is from a little village near AYR called Colton. if you contact him he may have a better idear of hardwoods in your area. if he is not that fare from you he may invite you to his work shop for a little insight in to how to set out your shop.  
John Blakeman10/08/2009 21:30:51
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Can anyone in the North West London area let me know of any supplier where I can obtain sawn hardwood. Ilike to build my projects from scratch and usually have to travel to source materials. I am new to the forum.

Edited By John Blakeman on 10/08/2009 21:31:27

Matthew Platt15/08/2009 22:04:35
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Hi John (and Dave)
Welcome to the forum!
If you put in your broad location (county / region) and the word timber into google you should get a bunch of hits for timber merchants in both areas. 
John, you are just around the corner of the M25 from Tilbury where most of the timber that comes into the country is unloaded, so you should have a whale of a time with all the merchants around there.
If you get stuck or fancy something a little more unusual give me a call.

Edited By Matthew Platt on 15/08/2009 22:05:07

Eddie Duggan17/08/2009 13:01:24
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Hi Dave,
There is a small company at 12a, Limekilns Road, Ayr., just opposite the Ayr ice rink, who are suppliers of hardwood but mainly to woodturners, they have a good selection of hardwood, at least they did when I was last there about 2 years ago. It just so happerns that they are having an open weekend this weekend, 22nd & 23rd August. I am going on Saturday. They are having a few well known demonstaters and they are giving 20% discounts on timbers and 10% discount on tools over the weekend. I hope this is of help to you. Good luck.
Stuart MacLeod01/10/2009 02:24:24
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Welcome to the business of acquiring timber! Apart from being given it a straight purchase may be had through ASHS members, Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers. To some degree that is a plug because me and David are members, but you are a bit too far away from us for a hobbist for it to be cost-effective. You likely wont buy it cheaper elsewhere.
Matthew Platt01/10/2009 13:46:48
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Hi Dave,
Thanks for the info, do you know if there are any similar organisations operating south of the border?

Alan T.01/10/2009 19:11:52
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Hello Dave & John,
                                I can,t help with the timber supply but would just like to say It,s  nice to see new contributors to the forum and welcome.   Cheers   Alan  T.
Deano1407/11/2009 14:55:18
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I'm newbie just getting started with my own workshop. I'm looking for a good source of rough sawn hardwood in Mid-Sussex. I've trawled Google and Yell and found a place that specialises in Oak in Pulborough, but I'm sure  there must be others?

I've been to a couple of the local timber merchants - and although very helpful, they only have prepared hardwood - and quite a limited choice.

Any suggestions on how to get enough wood for a project? Is mail order the best option?




Sparky07/11/2009 20:19:34
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Hi Deano and welcome to this site's forum.
I'm sure some other members who know of your area will offer the help you require when they sign on.
In the meantime, what projects are you thinking of building as this may help in getting answers for your wood problem.
Deano1407/11/2009 23:40:51
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Thanks Marc,

A few small things to get started - towel rack and bathroom cabinet that I have a plan for in a hardwood. I've done a fair few things with softwood - cabinets, wardrobe and other odd bits in softwood, but I want to work up to making my own workbench with a hardwood top with storage below.

I’m looking to take my woodworking up a level over the next year and have been kitting out my workshop – I’ve added a better table saw and a new planer / thicknesseser.



Sparky07/11/2009 23:44:18
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Hi Deano
Sounds like your quite the seasoned woodworker.
Would like to see some images of both workshop and previous projects in your album very soon.
Good luck

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